Matt Lauer has done it, so has Shepard Smith and Rachel Maddow. NBC’s Dylan Dryer did it late last week, then on Saturday challenged her “Today” colleagues Erika Hill, Lester Holt and Jenna Wolfe. They accepted. So where did the ice bucket challenge start? “CBS This Morning” had the back-story this morning. And, naturally, led to a challenge for Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and fill-in host Jane Pauley. Rose and O’Donnell accepted the challenge. Pauley asked, “Can I just write a check?” WATCH:
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- Glenn Beck will be a guest on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” tomorrow. The CEO of Mercury Radio Arts, and former Fox News host, will talk about where he plans to take his media empire next.
- HLN’s Robin Meade gets guest co-hosts from the sports world for “Morning Express” next week. Former LA Laker Rick Fox will guest co-host Monday and Tuesday, while NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is in on Wednesday.
- NBC’s Brian Williams has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame class of 2014. “I accept with gratitude and humility,” Williams tells the Star-Ledger. “It is home for me. I was born at Exit 165 and raised at Exit 114. This is just a tremendous honor for me and my family.”
Jane Pauley will interview Hillary Clinton on “CBS Sunday Morning” on June 15 as part of Clinton’s book tour for “Hard Choices.” The CBS interview rounds out the big three broadcasters, as well as CNN and Fox News, that have confirmed interviews with the presumptive presidential candidate. So here’s the order:
- ABC: Diane Sawyer, Monday, June 9
- ABC: Robin Roberts, Tuesday, June 10
- NBC: Cynthia McFadden, Tuesday, June 10
- CBS: Jane Pauley, Sunday, June 15
- CNN: Christiane Amanpour in a Town Hall format, Tuesday, June 17
For weeks we’ve been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final “The View,” taped at ABC’s West Side studios, and airing tomorrow.
TVNewser was there as more than two dozen women TV news anchors packed the stage, each introduced by Oprah Winfrey, among the guests on Walters’ final show. One by one, they greeted a stunned Walters, beginning with Diane Sawyer and continuing with Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Elizabeth Vargas, Amy Robach, Deborah Roberts, Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira; also, Jane Pauley, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Cynthia McFadden, Gayle King, Maria Shriver, Juju Chang, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lisa Ling, Tamron Hall, Gretchen Carlson, Connie Chung, Paula Zahn, Deborah Norville, and Joan Lunden.
“I have to remember this on the bad days, because this is the best,” said Walters in the commercial break. “They just kept coming, and coming,” joked Sherri Shepherd. During the first part of the show, to keep it secret, the women hid out in Dr. Oz’s studio across the hall.
The show began with Hillary Clinton as the first guest. She encouraged Walters to take some time off — at least a week. Later, Walters said that’s part of her plan — a trip to Berlin is in the works, someplace she’s never been. Among the VIPs in the crowd, New York Knicks forward J.R. Smith. During another commercial break Walters’ joked to Smith that her retirement plans include “buying the Clippers!” There are other highlights including a hilarious sketch (if you’re a Cheri Oteri fan, and we are) of Barbara interviewing Barbara.
“You’ll never see this again, folks,” Whoppi Goldberg said as the show wound down. “Only for Barbara.”
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As we told you earlier today, longtime “Today” show co-anchor Jane Pauley is joining CBS News as a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” Author Mitch Albom is the subject of her first story airing later this month.
— Mitch Albom (@MitchAlbom) April 10, 2014
Jane Pauley, who has spent her professional life at NBC News, is joining CBS News as a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.”
The news was revealed last night in Texas at the annual Schieffer Symposium, hosted by CBS Newsman Bob Schieffer where Pauley was a guest discussing her new best-selling book Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life.
“Jane is taking her own advice,” said Schieffer to the crowd. “She’s reinventing herself and is coming to work at CBS News.
After much applause, Pauley said, “I can’t tell you—my heart is doing strange things. Is there a doctor in the house? Actually there are all kinds of doctors in the house and on stage, but thank you. My pulse is absolutely racing at that news—CBS.”
“We’re really, we’re really really happy to have you,” said Schieffer. “And I can’t think of a better place for you to tell a story. Because you’re a great storyteller – and Sunday Morning is one of my favorite, favorite broadcasts.”
Pauley was the co-anchor of the”Today” show for 13 yeas starting in 1976, first with Tom Brokaw and later with Bryant Gumbel. She then anchored “Dateline NBC” from 1992 to 2003 and has been an on-and-off contributor to “Today.”
TVNewser caught up with Pauley in January as she and Brokaw spoke to a crowd at the 92Y about her book. Of her early days at “Today,” she told us, “I’ve always been future-oriented, but in terms of my career, I felt like I was living minute-to-minute.”
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Gabriel Sherman‘s unauthorized biography of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes will debut at #9 on the New York Times Nonfiction Best-Sellers list for the week of February 2. “The Loudest Voice in the Room” went on sale last Tuesday, earlier than planned.
On “USA Today’s” best seller list this week, which collects sales data from the previous Monday through Sunday of all books, not just nonfiction titles, the Ailes bio debuts at #122.
Three other nonfiction titles from Fox News talent remain on the New York Times list: Charles Krauthammer‘s “Things That Matter”, Bill O’Reilly‘s “Killing Jesus” and Brian Kilmeade‘s “George Washington’s Secret Six.”
TVNewser interviewed Tom Brokaw last week as he took part in a book event for his former “Today” show co-anchor Jane Pauley. In our interview, we asked about the sustainability of the three network evening newscasts. Brokaw said most people he talks to think Fox News host Bill O’Reilly “is the most popular guy in news.” Brokaw tells them that O’Reilly “would finish dead last” up against the evening newscasts.
Well, that was red meat for O’Reilly, and last night he responded in his “Talking Points Memo.”
“Dead last? Really? Me?,” said O’Reilly. Then he talked about how, yes, the evening newscasts do have a larger audience than his, but that’s because they “are on all TV sets in America, with low dial positions. Fox News, you have to pay for,” said O’Reilly, “You have to hunt for us, and thank God you do.”
“Tom Brokaw should be happy, overjoyed, thrilled, that cable news and ‘The Factor’ exists,” said O’Reilly, who invited Brokaw on the show to talk about his comments. “He shouldn’t be running us down. He should be amazed because we provide a voice you would never hear on the network news.”
Brokaw’s spokesperson tells TVNewser the NBC Newsman wouldn’t have been able to be on O’Reilly’s show yesterday, “due to an important personal commitment,” but that Brokaw “would like to appear on the show in the near future.” In fact, prior to O’Reilly’s comments NBC was working on alternative dates for him to appear.
Brokaw and Pauley recounted the period in the late 1970′s/early 1980′s they anchored together.
“There was chaos at NBC,” Brokaw said. “I had been the White House Correspondent; I go from covering Nixon resigning into doing morning television. Jane, not that long out of Indianapolis, through Chicago, arrives with the whole world looking in. We were put in this life raft and sent a sea.”
Joining “Today” right out of college, Pauley remembers being told not to mention her age.
“I remember her (Barbara Howard) taking me aside, privately, and saying ‘Jane, you gotta stop telling people how old you are. They’re going to remember,’” Pauley said.
“I’ve always been future-oriented, but in terms of my career, I felt like I was living minute-to-minute,” she continued, referencing the 13-week contract cycle she worked under back then.
The two are grateful they remained friends.
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